Issue #30


Sept. 7, 2012

PyCon Ukraine, new tornado release, and much more. 

Issue #30 :  Gevent


Friday, September 7th, 2012

Hi Pythonistas,

It's Mike's Birthday! Summer is almost over and its all systems go. Tons of projects and happenings this week. Conferences galore too, you should attend one.

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News and Developments.

PyCon Ukraine 2012 (
PyCon Ukraine is set to take place on October 20th-21st.

PyCon Uruguay call for proposals is open! (

Djangonauts ( is a free site where you can list your Django-specific users group.  If you have a Django users group, have it listed here for free.  Pretty simple.

Tornado Web Framework 2.4 Released (
New version of Facebook’s attempt at solving scalable, non-blocking web server. Bunch of bug fixes, SSL in testing mode with local certification and much more.

PyPy Cape Town Sprint Oct 7th - Oct 21st 2012 (


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What's the coolest thing you've done with SL4A (Python for Android)? (


flower (
From the author of Gunicorn comes Flower. Flower is a collection of tools and modules to build distributed and reliable concurrent systems in Python.

extended_http_server (
From the project description, extended_http_server is “An extended version of python's SimpleHTTPServer that supports https, authentication, rate limiting, and download resuming.”. This is a cool extension of Python’s HTTP server, definitely worth taking a look.

blit (
Simple pixel-composition library for Python. Blit can combine images and colors using different image blend modes, inspired by the layers palette in GIMP or Adobe Photoshop.

valideer (
Provide valideer with a JSON Schema then Validate your JSON against it using Valideer. Very awesome! Check out the Readme for more details.

sympy (
SymPy is a Python library for symbolic mathematics. It aims to become a full-featured computer algebra system (CAS) while keeping the code as simple as possible. Written fully written in python so no horrible installation steps as well.

glances (
Glances helps you keep an eye on your system. Glances is a CLI curses based monitoring tool for GNU/Linux and BSD OS.Glances uses the PsUtil to delivery the magic.

autopep8 (
This thing is awesome, something every python developer should check out. It takes your broken non-pep8 validating code and returns you formatted version that passes pep8 fully formatted.


About Django from A Pyramid Guy (
This is a great talk from this years DjangoCon. Chris is the primary author of Pyramids and he gives a talk about Django from his perspective.

cacheback - asynchronous cache refreshing for Django (
Cacheback provides a simple API for wrapping expensive read operations that Caches results and uses Celery to repopulate items when they become stale. David gives a guided tour of his library in this post with great examples to get you started.

Building a pluggable command line tool in Python (
This article guides you step by step through the process of creating a Pluggable command line tool with Python. It also has an example plugin to help get you started writing your own. Cool!

Fast Non-Standard Data Structures for Python (
This is a pretty fantastic overview of data structures that aren’t in python stdlib. Mikhail gives a great breakdown of what each data structure is and what libraries are available that provide an implementation of it.

Python Cheat Sheet (

Python dictionary as a class (


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